It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.
Event Seminar: Children, Young People And Mental Health: Communicating In An Online World Location: House of Commons, Westminster. Date: January 17th 2018. Hosted by: British Psychological Society and Mental Health Foundation. "Hi, I’m Emma Wilson, and I run my own business in mental health training and consultancy. I am a Youth and Adult Mental Health … Continue reading Social Media, Mental Health and Young People – my speech at a House of Commons seminar.
When combined with a history of eating disorders and anxiety, any form of addiction that impacts levels of stress hormones and blood sugar are a terrible mix. We often talk about addiction to substances, such as alcohol or cigarettes, but one just as addictive – and easily assessable – drug is caffeine. When suffering with … Continue reading Caffeine: a harmful addiction for eating disorders and anxiety.
One of the easiest activities to relieve anxiety is to do some deep breathing exercises. It can be done on-the-go and therefore perfect to incorporate into our lives. It is also completely FREE! The breath is always there, but often goes unnoticed. Yet it is incredibly grounding to focus on the breath, and allow thoughts, feelings … Continue reading Mindful Breathing: The 4, 7, 8 Approach
One in four adults are said to have a mental health problem at any one time. Within the student population, a study conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) in 2015 found that 78% of students reported having had a mental health problem in the past year, with 33% encountering suicidal thoughts.  This … Continue reading We need to talk about student mental health.
If you're anything like me, there is a tendency to place a lot of pressure on ourselves at the start of a new year. We might make Resolutions about what we eat, how much exercise we do, or how we navigate our daily lives. The new year is an opportunity to transform ourselves into someone … Continue reading PHR – ‘Postive Habit Resolutions’ for 2018
Managing a mental or physical health condition can be a challenge 365 days of the year. By the time you’ve settled into a routine of ‘just about managing’, it seems that winter has once again reappeared. Falling temperatures are already a shock to the system and require extra energy to get you through the day. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Manage the Festive Season When Living with Mental or Physical Health Problems